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Poster: mtnjellyfish Date: Dec 26, 2006 3:36pm
Forum: etree Subject: Little Tech Help?

I've got thousand of audio tapes that I would like to digitize for burning, trading, etc. but am totally lost. Went to etree site but couldn't find direction. Can anyone help out and in plain English would be appreciated? Peace!

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Poster: Tyler Date: Dec 26, 2006 4:31pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Little Tech Help?

short answer:

you're going to need a playback deck for your tapes, a 1/8" male --- 1/8" male stereo cable to connect the 'Line Out' aka 'headphone' jack on the tape player to the 'Line In' hole on your sound card. you're going to have to hit 'record' on the computer in an audio editing program at the same time you hit 'play' on the tape deck. then, at 1x speed its' going to record a .wav file of whatever sounds are coming into it from that cord (your tape). then when it's done you can edit it / clean it up / de-hiss / chop it up etc.

another easy situation is get a stand-alone CD burner deck. just do the same thing, but most likely the input is going to be an L and R RCA cable in the back of the CD burning deck (no computer). just hit play on the tape and REC on the cd burner, and you'll have a fresh, 1 track audio cd of the tape. from there you can just extract that audio cd to wav and mess with it on the computer. plsu that way you have all the tapes on CD and you can prioritize what to spend your computer time on.

for more detailed info on how to do that, go here:

http://www.taperssection.com/index.php

register and talk to the people. look around there. they have a wealth of info for free!

good luck!

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Poster: mtnjellyfish Date: Dec 27, 2006 1:58pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Little Tech Help?

Many thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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Poster: MRIGUY Date: Dec 28, 2006 9:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Little Tech Help?

I known that there is also a tape deck specifically made to fit in the expansion slot of most tower PC's. I do not know the specifics but I ahve seen it in one of the fishwrap catalogs.